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plan to stage a massive demonstration tomorrow. holly williams is in cairo and has been watching this whole crisis unfold. >> reporter: a week after president mohamed morsi gave himself broad new powers that some egyptians say make him a dictator in all but name his islamist allies have rushed to finish a final draft of the country's constitution. it could now be put to a referendum before the end of the year. protests and violent clashes in cities across egypt, president morsi defended his power grab last night on egyptian state tv. he said his new authority is needed to guide egypt through its democratic transition and that he will give up his expanded powers once the country has a new constitution. a final draft of the constitution is now complete, written and voted on by a panel dominated by president's morsi's political allies, neither all of them islamists. the constitution gives islamic sharia law a more specific role in government and doesn't guarantee women's equality. it also empowers the state to defend morals and values. critics like human rights lawyer say that could
held in cairo egypt right now. it's all in response to a controversial political power play by president mohammed morsi. he has issued an emergency decree that bars the court system from overruling his decisions. morsi's critics are outraged saying the president is quickly moving down the path of becoming a dictator. >>> your time 6:48. a somber memorial for a man from campbell. he was killed in an attempted car bombing. coming up at 7:05 how family members and friends are remembering rory park. >>> some local fans of cat williams say they have become the punch line of his jokes. that is cat williams on stage booing the crowds. thousands of people were at his show. but some have joined a class action lawsuit. they are accusing cat williams of bizarre behavior confronting a heckler. trying to fight at least three people in the audience and leaving the stage after only ten minutes. this class action lawsuit says that members of the audience deserve to get their money back. naming cat williams and the promoter live nation. so far there has been no comment from either cat willia
and cairo. >> people of this region deserve the chance to live free from fear and violence and today's agreement is a step in the right direction. >> reporter: clinton expects egypt to play a key role in maintaining peace. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >>> two cars riddled with bullets on an east bay freeway shut down the freeway on a heavy commute night last night. they were found near seminary exit westbound 580 in oakland. there was no one in either car. police haven't found anyone related to the cars. the freeway shut down for two hours ars the police were investigating. >>> meanwhile oakland police are investigating a murder that happened about an hour later and a mile away. they were called to hilton street in east oakland about 9:0 last night. a male victim was shot at least once died at the scene. there's no suspect information this morning. >>> and people in the oakland hills neighborhood are taking high-tech crime-fighting to a whole 'nother level. >> there are the typical warning signs for criminals and security cameras, visible on porches of homes. but what's not
.s. embassy in cairo and evolved into a direct assault. there are indications that extremists participated," there's a hedge there, but the benghazi attack was not referred to as a terrorist event. however, ambassador rice is a cabinet member, meaning she gets daily intelligence briefings like the president does, the content of those not known, but republican senators say that she misled the public and that they will block her confirmation as secretary of state. the white house is betting that they can get at least five republicans to join the democratic majority to get her through and confirmed, if nominated as secretary. meantime, cbs has learned that the current secretary of state, hillary clinton, will go to the hill and answer questions from congressional investigators, but she's not likely to do that until the state department's own investigation is complete. sources close to that investigation say that likely won't happen until the end of december. >> and they have not yet interviewed the secretary of state? >> they have not, two months in. state department's own investigators have
'm charlie d'agata, gaza city. >>> clachling victory for a different reason. clarissa ward is in cairo where the truce agreement was sealed yesterday. what are the possible sticking points in this new cease fire agreement? >> reporter: good morning, charlie. good morning, gayle. happy thanksgiving. the main sticking point that may arrive with this agreement is that in the third clause of that cease fire agreement that essentially says after a cooling off period israel must start opening up gaza borders and allow for free passage of trade and also people. israel is very reticassant of lifting that blockade. you may see weapons into the hands of militants but hamas is adamant that that blockade needs to be lifted. a few sticking points raised with that one. >> what does the role that egypt played mean for egypt and the region going forward? >> reporter: egypt has definitely emerged as the winner in all of this. secretary of state clinton calling it a cornerstone of stability in the region. and i think the west had been a little bit concerned about how egypt's recentl
directly with terrorist organizations. then it's off to cairo and a meet with president morsi because it is the egyptian president that is the liaison if you will in these talks with hamas. the goal here is to create space, buy time to try to see if they can prevent israel from doing a full-fledged ground invasion. seeing if they can get some sort of temporary cease-fire to create room for a more negotiated settlement. shuttle diplomacy is back. >> what about the risk/reward. if she accomplishes something, then that's a great feather in her cap and the administration's. but if she doesn't, does she come off as being ineffective? >> well, there is a risk to this. i talked to the white house aides. i said, look, are you sendinger in because you think there's something precooked that they have a possibility of basically pushing this over the finish line, getting it done and they admitted they're not there. they do feel as if it is needed to sort of nudge things along. you are right, politically, this could be a great way for secretary clinton to finish her four-year tenure at the state d
the president's power graham grab there. nbc eayman mohyeldin is in cairo with the latest on this. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. a few days ago president morrisey of egypt was receiving praise from around the world including u.s. president barack obama for brokering that cease-fire and today he's coming under criticism that puts him in conflict with the top judges that. political fight is spilling over into the streets, claiming lives and plunging the country's economy into turmoil, and more importantly it is threatening the country's post-revolutionary progress. for a fourth straight night protest efforts attacked the offices of president mohamed morsi's freedom and justice party. the political wing of the muslim brotherhood. demonstrators are angry at president morsmorsi's latest decision, one that's reverting the country to a dictatorship. >> we want a contry of institutions, not symbolized in one person who makes all decisions and nobody can say no. >> reporter: morsi's decree gave him legislative powers and extended the time to write a new constitution by two months
was in fact initially a spontaneous reaction to what had just transpired hours before in cairo. >> reporter: tuesday rice acknowledged there was no protest in benghazi, but she blamed the cia, as she did last week. >> i relied solely and squarely on the information provided to me by the intelligence community. i made clear that the information was preliminary. >> reporter: acting cia director mike morel accompanied rice tuesday, in effect her wing man, but it didn't help. >> i'm more troubled today knowing, having met with the acting director of the cia and ambassador rice. >> reporter: both senator kelly ayotte and senator lindsey graham threatened to block rice's nomination. rice did persuade one senator. >> she said what she believed was true, and she was under no political influence from the white house. >> reporter: but joe lieberman is quitting the senate and won't have a vote rice and president obama are closer than he and the iconic hillary clinton. the president has made it clear he will fight for rice and tuesday the white house was not backing down. >> the focus on, some might sa
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